The Sri Lankan Chief of Staff, Admiral Raveendra Abeygoonewardene had been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department yesterday.
Earlier, Admiral Raveendra who is alleged to be involved in providing refuge to Navy Sampath, the main suspect in the abduction and making to disappear 11 Tamil youths including 5 students, was summoned to the Unit of Social Policies of the CID yesterday at 10 a.m.
However he was maintaining that no official orders had been received from the Senior DIG of the CID or the IGP or the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence. Further he had said that he is ready to appear in the court. Accordingly he appeared in the court yesterday.
In this context Admiral Raveendra Abeygoonewardene was arrested after the inquiries of the court.